[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0007]

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Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "A charred hull is all that's left of the death car. A late model convertible hurtled through the air at a speed of more than 100 miles an hour early Friday north of Oklahoma City killing four persons and critically injuring two others. Three of the crash victims and one of the injured were post office employees. The victims were all thrown through the air when their car crashed into a bridge abutment a mile north of Memorial road on N Western and then burst into flames. Three ... continued below

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Tapscott, George May 23, 1958.

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  • Main Title: [Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0007]
  • Added Title: A Charred Hull Is All That'S Left Of The Death Car.

Description

Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "A charred hull is all that's left of the death car. A late model convertible hurtled through the air at a speed of more than 100 miles an hour early Friday north of Oklahoma City killing four persons and critically injuring two others. Three of the crash victims and one of the injured were post office employees. The victims were all thrown through the air when their car crashed into a bridge abutment a mile north of Memorial road on N Western and then burst into flames. Three of the victims were killed instantly and a fourth died a short while later in an Edmond Hospital. The dead: ROBERT W. NEWLAND, 21, of 3720 NW 25. GARY ROWLAND PIERSON, 19, 3013 Post road. THEODORE J. PIERSON JR., 36, of 320 Draper Dr., Midwest City. SHIDLER WILLIAMS JR., 24, of 3924 E Meadow View, Midway Village. Critically injured and in an Edmond hospital are Carl Raymond Smith, 21, route 11 and Anthony A. Walstrum, 19, of 2516 N. Robinson."

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Oklahoma Publishing Company Photography Collection

The Oklahoma Publishing Company, the parent company of many prominent Oklahoma newspapers, amassed a significant collection of photographs that span more than a century. The wide variety of photographs accompanied stories in the newspapers.

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  • May 23, 1958

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Tapscott, George. [Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0007], photograph, May 23, 1958; (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc215105/: accessed September 21, 2017), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.